Bit Space is Hiring

BitSpace (similar in many ways to the LTMaker Lab, but paid classes for the public) is looking for a high school or college student interested in an internship. Bit Space is looking for full and part-time employees immediately for programs during the school year and for summer camps. Positions are available during the school year in both their Lincoln Square and Wilmette locations, and in the summer at two additional locations–Whitney Young High School and University of Chicago Lab School. Details below.

Please contact:

Michael Hurley, General Manager
mike
(773) 654-1691
(Serious inquiries only)

Position: Guide

About This Job

We are interested in individuals who are first and foremost passionate about teaching kids. Nearly as important is a commitment to learning and the advancement of one’s own skill sets. We are professionals and students from the fields of design, architecture, engineering, and computer science, and our team brings experience and vision to bear on a custom curriculum in a fun and exciting workspace.

Desired Skills

Prospective guides would ideally be comfortable both in the workshop and behind the screen. Our curriculum includes the use of conventional hand tools and power tools, digital fabrication, computer modeling, basic electronics + physical computing, computer programming, and immersive media. Often our programs span multiple domains, and we will preference candidates who possess a variety of skills. Specific desired skills include:

  • Traditional Shop Skills (hand tools and power tools)

  • Digital Fabrication (laser cutter, 3D printer, CNC milling machine)

  • Computer Modeling (Blender, Fusion 360, Unity 3D)

  • Oculus Rift

  • Adobe products

  • Electronics (Arduino, Raspberry Pi)

  • Object Oriented Programming

Responsibilities

Guides will work with senior instructors to deploy camps and classes, working with individual students and small groups.

Hours/Compensation

Winter/Spring: Part-time weekday afternoons/evenings (1-6pm); weekends (hours may vary).

Summer: full-time (9-5 / Mon-Fri). Paid on an hourly basis, commensurate with experience.

Position: Intern

About This Job

We are looking for individuals who have a high interest in "making" and enjoy working with kids. This internship will provide valuable work experience and will offer the individual an opportunity to learn and grow as a maker.

Desired Skills

Interns should first and foremost be responsible; have a high interest in making/designing/building; and must enjoy working with children. Prior experience working with tools/computers and/or working with children is definitely a plus. Must be at least 16 years old.

Responsibilities

Interns will work in our shop assisting our guides for after-school and weekend classes, camps, and parties and will help with general shop duties.

Hours/Compensation

Winter/Spring: Part-time weekday afternoons/evenings (2-6pm); weekends (hours may vary).

Summer: full-time (9-5 / Mon-Fri). Paid on an hourly basis, commensurate with experience.

About Bit Space:

Bit Space is Chicagoland’s premier maker lab for kids and teens–a place where they can learn to use real tools to build real things. Students work with our guides to learn how to use hand tools, power tools, electronics, robotics, 3d printers, laser cutters, CNC milling machines, computer modeling and design software, computer game development software, virtual reality, and new media to design and build just about anything. We try to live up to our goal of inspiring and guiding the next generation of inventors, entrepreneurs, and problem solvers by teaching kids and teens to be producers rather than consumers of technology. Our guides are experts from the fields of architecture, design, engineering, and computer programming. Bit Space offers after-school classes, day-off camps, birthday parties, summer camps, and more. We’ve been in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago since 2015, and we opened our second location in Wilmette in the spring of 2017.